Charity aims for largest-ever urban music event

The Prince's Trust, the U.K. charity founded by the Prince of Wales, is planning to stage what it describes as Britain's largest-ever urban music event. "The Prince's Trust Urban Music Festival" will be held May 8-9 at London's Earls Court arena, with a potential live audience of 40,000 over the two days. The event will feature break-dance contests and graffiti lessons alongside the live music performances.

National state-owned Top 40 network BBC Radio 1 and sister digital station 1Xtra will broadcast from the event, which is to be produced by London-based live event promoter Metropolis Music.

According to organizers, the festival is also to be broadcast on U.K. terrestrial TV and internationally, although further details have yet to be confirmed.